05/25/2012 4:00PM

Remington: Cold Cash 123 tries to extend streak in Remington Invitational


The season-ending goal for Cold Cash 123, the reigning world champion Quarter Horse, is a start in the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions. He can take a major step towards that objective on Sunday, when he starts in the $250,000 Remington Park Invitational.

The Invitational, a Grade 1 at 440 yards, offers its winner a berth into the Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 15.

Cold Cash 123 is part of a powerful, 12-horse field that will be gunning for the invite. Others set to start in the closing-weekend feature at Remington include the race’s defending champ, Ryless Boy; Llano Teller, a multiple Grade 1 winner edged by Cold Cash 123 in a Remington stakes in March; Jls Mr Bigtime, who missed by a nose in the 2010 running of the All American Futurity; and Nowurtalkin, an import from Mexico who is seeking his fifth straight win after taking the Grade  2 Sam Houston Classic in his U.S. debut May 5.

Cold Cash 123 will be attempting to win his fifth straight race Sunday. His streak began in last year’s trials for the Grade 1 Texas Classic Derby. He took his October heat, then the finale in November, followed by the Grade 1 Championship at Sunland Park in November. Cold Cash 123 was then freshened by T Bill Stables and trainer Sleepy Gilbreath, and made his comeback in the Grade 1 Leo at Remington on March 24.
Cold Cash 123 was up for a neck win under Roy Baldillez, who has the mount from post 3.